- Randolph, New Jersey resident Alexander Goldinsky was sentenced to two years probation for a fraudulent insurance claim after he faked a slip-and-fall accident that was caught on video, authorities said Wednesday.
- The surveillance video showed Goldinsky filling a cup with ice from a drink dispenser and then intentionally spilled the cubes on the floor when no one was around.
- The 58-year-old subcontractor then lowered himself to the floor and got on his back to fake slipping on the ice, hoping he could claim insurance for the fake fall.
A New Jersey man who faked a pathetic-looking workplace fall escaped jail time this week when a judge sentenced him to two years probation, 14 hours community service and $563.48 restitution.
Alexander Golinsky, who worked for Woodbridge Township business was caught on a surveillance camera throwing ice cubes on the floor. The 58-yer-old was hired by the company as a subcontractor.
Making sure no one was around, he then lowered himself on the ground and pretended he slipped on the ice and had been injured in a fake fall.
Golinsky intentionally lied, claiming he’d injured his head in a fraudulent insurance claim that caught the attention of New Jersey’s Attorney General, which has been cracking down on such cases.
In a statement released by the office, it said: “The investigation revealed that Goldinsky purposely threw the ice on the floor in the cafeteria at his workplace, placed himself on the ground, and waited until he was discovered. Fraudulent claims cost everyone and we will aggressively prosecute those who illegally manipulate the system.”
Golinsky received medical attention for two months, ending Nov.1, 2018. He also billed the insurance company for his ambulance joyride from the cafeteria to an area hospital. He was arrested on Jan. 15, and charged with one count of insurance fraud in the third degree and one count of theft by deception in the third degree for fraudulently filing an insurance claim. He pleaded guilty on Aug. 16.